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Absurd? You bet... but American Camp closure deserves respect | Guest Column

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 9:14AM

Now, I know its inconvenient to be denied entrance to our parks and our favorite walking trails, but I also feel that we must respect those others affected by this shut down. The 800,000 federal workers who can't feed their families or pay their bills; those children unable to go to Head Start; those mothers unable to get help feeding their children on the WIC program; those people in cancer studies being sent home afraid they could die if the studies aren't continued.

Writer does more than mislead in issue of maternity care | Letters

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 4:57PM

To characterize a decision not to provide a service as abandonment is wholly inaccurate and deliberately inflammatory. It does a disservice to everyone, and we’d like to set the record straight.

Oompah-pah? Sounds like Oktoberfest

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53PM

It's the best of ‘Island Style’ Bavaria on hand at the 19th almost-annual Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the county fairgrounds, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Personnel changes at county planning department in store, office hours to be extended

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 6:22PM

Rene Beliveau will step down as director of the Community Development and Planning Department Nov. 4; Sam Gibboney of Public Works will serve as acting director following his departure. Meanwhile the doors of CD&PD will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 14.

Counterpoint: author distorts record in matter of 'trust' | Guest Column

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:41PM

The letter suggests that we promoted the Anti-Democratic candidates in what was supposed to be a non-partisan campaign. The real fact is that we were issue-driven in selecting our candidates.

Train for free to help monitor beaches by bird identification

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:13PM

COASST is looking for volunteers to collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected addresses important marine conservation issues and protects marine resources.

Tug-of-war over CAO headed to court

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 6:22PM

On Oct. 1, the Common Sense Alliance filed a petition for review in San Juan County Superior Court, contesting the ruling by the Growth Management Hearings Board in the CAO update case. Over the next few days, Friends of the San Juans, P.J. Taggares Co. and William H. Wright took the opportunity to file appeals of their own.

Ranker earns environmental group's top award

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 7:04PM

Washington Conservation Voters awarded state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, its highest honor by naming him the 2013 “Legislator of the Year.” Ranker was bestowed the award for his leadership during and following the 2013 Legislative Session.

Clash over broadband; another board member steps down

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24AM

In his letter of resignation, board member John Bogert said he supported the board's effort to explore two alternative broadband deployment strategies, "OPALCO-only and a partnership with CenturyLink and/or other providers". But more recent developments prompted a parting of the ways.

Letter writer errs on comments about maternity services | Letters

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:09AM

Ms. Harrington failed to understand my comments. To clarify, Peace Island Medical Center physicians do not provide maternity services, as was the case when they were at the Inter Island Medical Center.

FH tripped up by Pioneers | Football

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 31, 2013 at 10:05AM

Steenkolk tallies three TDs, gains 233 yards in 35-28 narrow defeat

From miracle to menace; the alarming tale of cactoblatis

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:45AM

San Juan Island author and noted conservationist Terry Domico hopes to tell the tale of Australia's prickly pear cactus infestation and the cactoblastis moth with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about the strange, surprising saga in a presentation by Domico, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at San Juan Island Library, beginning at 7 p.m.

Murder in a border town: an author’s account

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:00AM

Billed as an illuminating portrait of a southwestern tragedy, the book follows the brutal murder that rocked the Arizona border town of Arivaca

Prep sports roundup: Volleyball team extends win streak; football, soccer squad fall short in tangle with Trojans

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:16AM

The Friday Harbor volleyball team collected its second win of the season over a Division 1A rival and remains unbeaten, at 5-0, with a three-game sweep at home, Oct. 3, over Meridian.

Ian K. Gatley: 1931—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 12:00PM

For the last 20 years, Ian had made the San Juans his home, living the good life in retirement, just the way he wanted. He loved the lifestyle Friday Harbor provided, the people, and calm pace where there always seemed to be plenty of time to savor life as it happened.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 'Remember My Name' vigil, Oct. 10

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 5:00PM

The vigil will be held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October, a time in which the community is encouraged to come together to build awareness and partnerships to end the cycle of domestic violence.

‘New chapter’ for OPALCO? Here’s what we’d like to see | Guest Column

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

Let’s make conservation, investment in ‘green energy’ part of the solution

Loretta Smith: 1921—2013 | Passages

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

Loretta lived in Friday Harbor, Wash., with her husband Tuck Smith for 22 years. She was active at the Friday Harbor Library as a volunteer, she was an avid bridge player, and an avid lover of dachshunds all of her life.

‘Honor & Sacrifice’: An epic family journey

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:23AM

He was all of eight years old when Roy Matsumoto and his brother boarded a steamer bound for the family’s ancestral home in Japan.

Our garden grows with your support | Letters

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Dollars For Scholars program added a strong, young soil-turning student into our midst.

Wolverines dominate Orcas in 8-0 win | Girls soccer

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Oct 10, 2013 at 4:58PM

The Wolverines may have had difficulty finding the back of the net in their last two matches, but not so against Orcas.

Stories from the Pacific Rim: 3-day film festival begins Friday

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 2:00PM

San Juan County Residents: Ask for your Locals’ Discount by phone or in person. Purchase tickets from the San Juan Community Theatre box office (100 Second St.), by telephone at 360-378-3210 or on-line at

Wolverines prevail in see-saw battle against Orcas | Volleyball

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 3:00PM updated at 5:28PM

With the best-of-five match tied at two games apiece, Friday Harbor grabbed a 12-5 advantage midway through the final game and then tallied three of the next seven points to claim a 15-9 win in the finale, and the match by a final score of 3-2.

What’s love got to do with it?

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 4:00PM

Nicole Hardy’s “Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin”, has been hailed as a mesmerizing, wholly relatable account of one woman’s hard-won mission to find love, acceptance, and happiness—on her own terms.

‘Dems’ to blame for shutdown, too | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 5:00AM

For those who believe that government should involve negotiation and compromise, that both sides must be willing at least to consider giving up something they want in order to pass legislation

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